5 Uses for Toner

A Moisturizing Treatment

On the previous page we talked about the advantages of toner for people with oily skin. Those with dry skin can use toner too -- just not the same kind of formulation.

If your skin is dull and has a tendency to flake, the last thing you want is to make it more dehydrated. So if your face is on the dry side, the first rule of thumb is choosing a toner without alcohol in it. Even if a toner claims to moisturize, double-check this claim against the ingredients listed on the label.

Also remember that a toner doesn't take the place of a moisturizer. If you find a product with hydrating ingredients, that's great; but the toner does have other jobs to do. So be sure to follow it up with a moisturizing cream or lotion.

Toners are famous for this next use. Learn more on the following page.